Thursday, June 28, 2018

Checking In

It's hard to believe it's been a month since The Rest of Forever was released! Since then, my son finished 9th grade and I started working on my next book. It feels like June absolutely flew by!

I'm currently about 20K into Elijah's story, which will kick off the new, still-untitled spin-off series. This will be set at Seahorse Ranch, which was introduced in the last book.

If you happen to be on Pinterest, here's a link to my boards, including the one for the new series. It'll give you a feel for the characters, as well as the gorgeous setting of Catalina Island, off the coast of southern California.

Sometime in the late summer, I'll be doing a series name and cover reveal for Elijah's book. Between now and then, I'll be putting in a lot of hours in the writing cave! This will include participating in Camp NaNoWriMo during the month of July. If you're an author or aspiring writer, I encourage you to give National Novel Writing Month a try. The camp version is especially forgiving, since you get to set your own word count goals, and I've found it's a good motivator. The sense of community is nice, too!

Alright, I'm heading back to my work in progress. I hope your summer is off to a great start!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

It's live!!!

The Rest of Forever just went live on Amazon, two days early! You can find it here. It's also up on Smashwords, and the paperback should go live sometime this upcoming week.

I'm so happy with the way this book came together, and I sincerely hope you enjoy Mike and Yoshi's story!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Please resubscribe to my email newsletter

For those of you who are already on my newsletter mailing list, I just sent out an email asking you to please resubscribe (in accordance with recent legislation, called the GDPR). If I don't hear from you, unfortunately I'll have to remove you from my newsletter list. If you're not subscribed to my newsletter but would like to be, please follow this link. Thanks!
P.S. Mike and Yoshi's book is in edits and will be available right around May 28th. :) Check back here for more details!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Cover and Title Reveal!

The cover and title reveal is live for Mike and Yoshi's book! You can find it here, Be sure to leave a comment on the blog post at Bike Book Reviews for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cover Reveal this Weekend!

Join me this Saturday at Bike Book Reviews for the cover and title reveal of Mike and Yoshi's book, #16 in the Firsts and Forever Series. There will also be an exclusive sneak peek and a giveaway! I'll post a link here when it goes live.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Checking In

I'm making good progress on Mike and Yoshi's book, which continues the Firsts and Forever Series. It's written from Mike Dombruso's perspective, and it's very much a friends-to-lovers story.

I've absolutely loved seeing the world through Mike's eyes! He's been in the background since the second book in the series, and we've never really gotten to know him. It's been great fun learning what makes this quiet, seemingly reserved, widowed father of three tick, and that old expression has proven to be true: still waters run deep. I've also really enjoyed exploring his relationships with his three sons and his three brothers, especially his oldest brother Dante.

It's been great getting to know Yoshi in depth as well. He's been around since Belonging (book 8 in the series, which came out in 2015), but we don't actually know all that much about this sexy, Japanese-American tattoo artist. And even though Mike and Yoshi have been friends for a long time, I've really enjoyed watching these two characters getting to connect and learn about each other on a much deeper level.

I've taken my time in this book to really focus on Mike and Yoshi's friendship. For the first third of the book, we get to see what that friendship means to both of them, while getting to know the two main characters as well as Mike's three sons. In the next third (act two), Mike and Yoshi finally come together as lovers. They're on vacation on Catalina Island, which provides a beautiful backdrop to their newfound passion. Then in act three, they're back home in San Francisco, trying to navigate life not only as a new couple, but as a new family, which is a lot of pressure on both of them. I'm loving the added element of the three kids in this book, each of whom has proven to be a unique individual with his own take on things.

The title and cover reveal will happen in a few weeks, and I'm shooting for mid-to-late May to have the book completed and published on both Amazon and Smashwords (which in turn distributes to iTunes, Barnes and Noble and other outlets).

If you'd like to receive a notification when this book is available, you can sign up for my email newsletter here. I only send about four newsletters a year, primarily to announce new releases. And to get a peek at some of the inspiration photos for this book, you can visit my Pinterest board here. More soon!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Now Available!!

I'm thrilled to announce Once Burned is now available!

Here's the Amazon US link and the UK link. The book is available in paperback and ebook on Amazon, and the ebook is also available on Smashwords.

This is Cameron and Ignacio's story. It was meant to be a 30K novella, but then these two had a lot to say, so it ended up a 63K short novel!

Here's the blurb that appears on Amazon:

Cameron Doyle is an arson investigator who’s learned he can’t trust anyone.

Ignacio Mondelvano is an artist with a secret that could tear them apart.

A year ago, shy, quiet Cameron had his trust shattered by a sociopath who used him to gain information on an arson case. Ever since then, Cam’s been keeping the world at arm’s length, and he didn’t start out as the most trusting person to begin with.

Then Ignacio Mondelvano saunters into his life. The sexy Spanish painter could have anyone he wants. Much to Cam’s surprise, what Ignacio wants is him.

What begins as a bit of harmless fun at a charity bachelor auction soon turns into so much more. But when secrets are revealed and Cam’s trust is shaken, can their love survive? Or has Cam been burned too badly to believe in second chances?